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Democracy in Pakistan: A tale of undemocratic democrats

Farah Adeed | Democracy is, apart from a form of government, are a philosophy, an attitude, and a complete socio-political system. It carries out certain values...

Fault is not in our stars but in ourselves

Bushra Zafar | The fledgling democracy of Pakistan is on the cusp of transition; for the first time institutions are vying for right-sizing. The leaders...

Democracy has delivered little in South Asia – Salman Bashir, Pakistan’s...

Salman Bashir | South Asia is one of the most densely populated and among the poorest regions of the world. Its socio-economic indicators are abysmal....

Will Pakistan be able to become a strong democracy as government...

News Analysis | The National Assembly of Pakistan has completed its constitutional tenure on the 31st May 2018. In this regard, the Ministry of Parliamentary...

Why Fazl-ur-Rehman vents venom against Imran Khan?

News Analysis | Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman, President of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (F), has once again criticized his political and ideological rival Imran Khan. While speaking to...

Learning methods that suppress critical thinking

Muneeb Imran | Sitting with old colleagues, who parted ways into either different departments of the same organization or into different organizations, the discussion became...

Facebook privacy drive may crimp some political campaigns

AFP | Facebook's new focus on protecting private user data is likely to change the game for many campaigns, making it harder to deliver highly...

Generation gap: South Koreans fear, welcome and ignore the North

AFP | Pyongyang went on to detonate its first nuclear device a few years later. "We gave them more than 10 trillion won ($9 billion)," the...

Pakistan doesn’t have democracy but ‘worst kind of dictatorship’ under CJP...

News Analysis | Three-time ousted former Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, deems the judicial activism of Chief Justice Pakistan (CJP) Saqib Nisar worse than dictatorship in...

Pakistan’s democracy: Jithay dee Khothee Uthaay Aan Khalothee!

Syed Haider Raza Mehdi  | There's a saying in Punjabi. "Jithay dee Khothee uthay aan khalothee". Loosely translated: The she donkey (or whatever one calls a...

Is Imran Khan justified in naming and shaming lawmakers?

News Analysis | Rana Sanaullah, a PML-N lawmaker, and Punjab Law Minister, claimed that Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman, Imran Khan, has no evidence against those...

Electoral Reforms: The only way forward for sustainable ‘Peace & Governance’

Kanwar Muhammad Dilshad | Since its inception in 1947, Pakistan has endured tremendous suffering at the hands of inefficient and ineffective governance, which has, in...

Democracy and education: The indivisible duo

Maham Gillani | Democracy has certain prerequisites, foremost among them is education. Quality education is the only tool that can inculcate democratic values in the...

Puigdemont, a hero in Catalonia, yet deemed as an embezzler in...

News Analysis | Carles Puigdemont has been detained in Germany on an arrest warrant issued by Spanish authorities. In response to his arrest protests broke...

Imran hits out at PM Abbasi over criticism of Senate chairman

News Analysis | Prime Minister (PM) Shahid Khaqan Abbasi criticized two state institutions and questioned their role in ‘establishing’ and ‘derailing’ democracy in Pakistan. PM...

Seven decades of Pakistan

Zeeshan Munir | August 14, 2017, marked the 70th independence anniversary of Pakistan. The seven decades of its existence can be compared to a roller-coaster...

Benazir Bhutto: Pakistan’s Iron Lady

News Desk | Pinki as she was known to her father, became at the age of 35, the first woman to become Prime Minister of...

Fatima Jinnah: Valiant till the end

News Desk | Cowards die many times before death; the valiant never taste death but once”, said Fatima Jinnah. A leading founder amongst the giants...

Largest leak in Facebook history

The UK is seeking a warrant to search the servers of Cambridge Analytica, accused of helping Donald Trump to win the presidency. The data of...

Putin hails Crimea annexation in speech ahead of vote

AFP | Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday thanked residents of Crimea for voting to annex the peninsula from Ukraine in 2014, calling the move...

Democrats: We are Defined by what we Defend

Saeed Afridi | Democracy is a complex and much misunderstood entity in countries with a history of authoritarian rule. Transition from authoritarianism can suffer distortions...

Is Democracy merely rule of the majority?

Farah Adeed | Democracy is under the threat not only in Pakistan but across the globe. Authoritarian tendencies of political leaders in both established and transitional...

Does the constitution allow the judiciary to review amendments?

News Analysis | The Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar said that the parliament is supreme but the Constitution is above it. The...

Are PML-N actions threatening democracy in Pakistan?

News Analysis | Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi took his party PML-N’s tirade against the judiciary to the Parliament on Monday when he openly criticized...

Is PTI facing an existential crisis?

News Desk | Senior Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader Fauzia Kasuri claims that her party, PTI, is facing an existential threat. She said this while addressing...

Time to pluck Pakistan’s political weeds

Dr. Farid A Malik | In order to save democracy ‘political weeds’ have to be culled. While agriculture produces crops to sustain life, ‘political culture’...

Modi tells Congress not to give lectures on democracy

News Analysis | On February 7 2018, India’s Prime Minister issued merciless statements against the Congress in Lok Sabha starting from the partition-caused by congress’...

The Court of Verdict Should be the Supreme Court not the...

Junaid Ali Malik | Throughout the history of Pakistan, there have been certain verdicts taken by the Supreme Court that have managed to shatter the...

“Padmaavat” pandemonium highlights India’s serious internal problems

Andrew Korybko | Riots have broken out in India over the release of a controversial film. The Bollywood spectacle “Padmaavat” was scandalously reported to feature...

The judiciary is not part of any ‘planning’ or for derailing...

News Analysis | The Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar addressed a seminar on the National Judicial Policymaking Committee (NJPC) in Islamabad on...

Is Nawaz really a threat to democracy?

News Analysis | Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leaders have accused ousted Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif of attempting to derail democracy. PPP senior leaders criticized...

Nawaz delivers speech about the future of democracy in Pakistan

News Analysis | Nawaz Sharif on Friday gave a speech about the future of democracy in Pakistan while speaking in a seminar in Karachi. Sharif...

Involving establishment in politics is unsafe for democracy

Junaid Ali Malik | The well-known tendency of the ruling party PML-N with regard to involving the army in every matter is quite precarious and...

Can Zardari finish off the PML-N government?

News Analysis | Pakistan People’s Party co-chairman and former president Asif Ali Zardari hinted that he can finish off the PML-N government whenever he wants...

Disunity evident among opposition forces at PAT protest

News Analysis | Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr. Tahirul Qadri Wednesday said that they do not want to take a step against Pakistan's constitution...

Indian Judges revolt against the Chief Justice in order to preserve...

News Analysis | Four top Indian Supreme Court judges convened a press conference on Friday that was seen to reflect the growing rift with the...

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